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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $210

    1855 (9 Jul) entire letter Geelong to Scotland endorsed 'P 'Blanche Moore' @ Galle/ thence overland via Marseilles' bearing QonT 2d pair and 1/- Octagonal, filing creases, soiling. Rare 1/4d per ˝oz rate

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $280

    1857 (12 Nov) cover Melbourne to London bearing Serrated roulette 18-19 6d Orange-Yellow, SG 60, endorsed 'Per Overland Mail/per 'City of Sydney’ ‘ at left, minor blemishes. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $600

    1871 (2 Jan) entire letter to London endorsed 'Via Brindisi' bearing 1d and 6d pair tied by Melbourne duplex, London arrival, minor faults, although perhaps the most attractive example of the short-lived 1/1d rate via this route. A new discovery. Only six examples of this rate recorded

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1880 (4 Oct) cover 'per the Orient Line Steamer', Melbourne to Italy, bearing 6d and 1d, minor faults, soiling, scarce example of 7d rate

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $75

    1881 (22 Feb) cover to Cambridge, New Brunswick, 'Dominion of Canada' bearing 8d brown on purple (corner fault) tied by Richmond '71' duplex

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $290

    1881 (21 Nov) cover to London bearing 2d Brown tied by 'M72' (type 10A) of Buchan - rated RRRR, handstamped 'Deficient Postage (mss.)4d/Fine/(mss.) with 6/10d alongside, backstamped at Melbourne. Rare

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $110

    1884 (7 Aug) cover Hamilton to Warrnambool bearing Stamp Duty 1d Brown pair cancelled by '476' duplex, transit (Kerang) and arrival backstamp, minor faults. Scarce

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $250

    1885 (20 May) cover (little soiled) to U.K. bearing rare franking of Postal Fiscal 1/- blue on yellow for double rate tied by Melbourne duplex, backstamped on arrival

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1888 (13 Aug) cover to Switzerland bearing 6d Blue tied by '314' duplex of Lilydale, backstamps of Melbourne, Napoli, Locarno, Devio and straight-line arrival of Linescio, minor blemishes. Scarce village destination

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1888 (17 Aug) cover to Cambridge (New Brunswick) bearing 1d Green pair and 6d Blue tied by BN '71' duplexes of Richmond endorsed 'Per Cuzco De/Via Southampton, Melbourne and London backstamps. Attractive bicolour franking to an interesting destination

     

    Lot 214
    Estimate: $300

    1893 (10 Dec) incoming use of Mexico 2c Postal Card (central vertical crease) uprated 1c from Veracruz to Melbourne via San Francisco. Extraordinary origin/destination

     

    Lot 215
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    c.1896 illustrated advertising Wrapper printed 'all-over' for Phillips-Ormonde & Co. used to Austria with G.B. ˝d affixed and tied by 'F.B.' in black. Interesting and ornate

     

    Lot 216
    Estimate: $400

    1897 (20 Mar) incoming use of Lagos 1d Postal Card to Melbourne, backstamped on arrival. Extraordinary origin/destination

     

    Lot 217
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $140

    1898 (27 Jul) cover (reduced a little at base) with 2˝d (4) + 6d tied by English Mail TPO '+' duplexes, paying quadruple rate + 6d late fee to UK, James Hardie & Co handstamp on reverse

     

    Lot 218
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1899 (13 Mar) use to California of Envelope 1d Yellow-Brown uprated with 1˝d Green tied by BN '538' strikes of Carlton endorsed 'Via Sydney/Per S.S. 'Mariposa’ ‘, backstamps of San Francisco and Berkeley. Attractive bicolour

     

    Lot 219
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1950-60s registered standard-sized covers/stationery with different registration labels (from mostly different Post Offices), Abbotsford-Yarraville, many scarcer postmarks, appear mostly average commercial quality (235). Good basis for expansion

     

    Lot 220
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $110

    Literature: 'The Numeral Cancellations of Victoria' (2001) by Freeman and White, 420 pages, hardbound with dust jacket. An outstanding book superseding Purves previous works. New

     

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